Muppet Fashion: A Hot Mess

Published: March 19, 2009
Categories: Commentary

As you know, Tough Pigs has been the internet’s #1 source of fashion news since 1923. Continuing in that tradition, we’d like to draw your attention to the following photograph, taken at a fashion show in Paris last week and stolen from somewhere on the internet:

This was part of a series of outfits designed by Jean Charles de Castelbajac. Now, when you see this picture, you probably have one of three reactions:

1. “Sweet merciful crap, she KILLED all those Kermits!!!”
2. “Dude… She’s totally topless under the frogs.”
3. “Ooh, are those the 2003 Sababa Kermit dolls?”

But either way, the real question is, Why would somebody do this? Even a Muppet fan wouldn’t wear this thing, unless he was a real weirdo, and to be a weirdo on top of being a Muppet fan is to exist in a very special echelon of strangeness.

But wait, there’s more.

I was about to say, “Man, Animal looks pissed to have his hollowed-out skull used as a miniskirt!” But then I realized the model isn’t smiling either. So Animal’s just playing along. He’s a model too.

Here’s Kermit practicing for his role in Hamlet while standing in a crosswalk. This outfit’s not so bad, actually… As some folks on the Tough Pigs forum have pointed out, the pearls seem to be a nod to Miss Piggy, which is a nice touch. But I really have to wonder how this chick can keep a straight face when she has Kermit the Frog’s head on top of her head.

It’s nice to see Animal in a better mood. Hey, have you noticed that all these women are wearing gray and white wigs? I’m sure the designer would be able to tell us how the whole thing represents the fact that we are all puppets our entire lives, manipulated by forces beyond our control until we grow old and our hair turns gray. Or maybe he got drunk one night and bought a bunch of Muppet stuff on eBay and didn’t know how else to get rid of it.

I guess this is Fozzie, although it’s possible it’s an Ewok.

So there you go. The Muppets take the fashion world by storm. If you click around the web, you can probably find a few more of these pictures. And if you’re wondering where to buy these outfits so you can wear them to your next fondue party, I have no doubt that all of them will soon be sold off the rack at every Wal-Mart in the country.

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